In Omar's version, America wasn't the bighearted country that saved her from a brutal war and a bleak refugee camp.
Omar said she couldn't hold her emotions and yelled an expletive in the courtroom after the woman was fined $80 for the offense. "Because we work at Fox News, and they've got our back, and we're thankful for that". "It's unsafe. Advertisers should not be underwriting hate speech". So, in some ways, the real villain in the Ilhan Omar story isn't Omar herself.
"We noted at the beginning of this show that Ilhan Omar is trying to take this show off the air".
Lawfare Project founder Brooke Goldstein, who describes herself as a human rights lawyer, was responding to Carlson's criticism of Omar's stance on Israel when she made the comments. "African American lady" who had to spend a weekend in jail after stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her "starving 5-year-old granddaughter". "They are direct attacks on American Jews, a minority community in the United States". You can guide yourself, ' she said.
Omar has been in the spotlight since her first days in Congress in January, beginning with a series of anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter that prompted a House resolution condemning hateful speech. He claims that "some of the very people we try hardest to help have come to hate us passionately".
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Omar, who fled civil war in Somalia with her family in 1991 and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya before arriving in the U.S. as a child under a resettlement program and making history when she was elected to Congress last year, responded to Carlson on Twitter.
The congresswoman told the students, about two decades after her family fled Somalia, that she thought America was supposed to be more just than the society she grew up in.
In addition, she's been confronted with charges that she committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother. Nevertheless, investigations by conservative media outlets such as Powerline, PJ Media and Alpha News have uncovered evidence that Omar has refused to rebut.
Mr Carlson mentioned a recent profile of Ms Omar in the Washington Post, saying that Ms Omar believes America has "failed to live up to its founding ideals, a place that had disappointed her and so many immigrants, refugees and minorities like her". Our cultural gatekeepers who stoke the resentment of new arrivals and turn them into grievance mongers like Ilhan Omar.